Well Cow – Bluetooth Connection to Your Cows

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We’re hearing a lot about health applications of mobile and wearable technology lately. The anticipated iWatch from Apple is expected to open some new doors into that technology. But that’s for humans. What about cows? Well a Scottish company is introducing a bluetooth way to monitor cow and herd health – The Well CowTM Bolus. Monitor the health of your …

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Got Camel Milk?

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Make every day a hump day with camel milk from Desert Farms. I requested a sample and tried it this morning on my cereal. I won’t deny being a little skeptical and cautious. However, this milk tastes great! Very smooth, rich and creamy. Kind of what I miss with all this watered down milk we have now. Desert Farms milk …

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Dairy in the Food Dialogue

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The CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association, Connie Tipton (pictured on right), took part in the USFRA Food Dialogues in Chicago. The topic was Integrity in Food Marketing and as with other panelists I asked her what this means to her personally. Connie says, “You know every company has to figure out how to position their product but to …

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Walmart Highlights Ag Sustainability Pledges

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Kicking off a new Sustainable Product Expo this week, the CEOs from more than a dozen global companies gathered at Walmart headquarters in Arkansas Tuesday to pledge to increase sustainable food production. Eight of the largest food companies announced pledges to help ensure that tomorrow’s food supply is affordable and sustainable for the nine billion people projected to inhabit the …

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Florida Dairy Farmers Release New iPad App

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Kids, adults and educators alike can now learn about dairy farming in an exciting way through the Florida Dairy Farmers new iPad app, SunnyBell’s Florida Dairy Farm Adventure. The free app that can be downloaded from iTunes, is a fun, interactive romp through a Florida dairy farm. SunnyBell – a little calf who longs to be an important part of …

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Santa Delivers Anaerobic Digester for Christmas

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Franklin, Vermont farmers Denna and Mike Benjamin were heading into the holidays with a big wish: natural gas to start their anaerobic digester to convert the methane fro their cows’ manure to electricity. The project was partially funded by a federal grant, and if the digester was not operating by year’s end they would lose a major portion of the …

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Never a Shortage of Research at Alltech

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There is never a shortage of topics to discuss when it comes to Alltech. The company was present for last week’s NAFB Convention Trade Talk and I chatted with Vice President of Alltech, Aidan Connolly and Ann Kopecky, Alltech’s North American Field PR Manager. Aidan shared how Alltech’s Crop Science program is exploring natural alternatives to fungicides and focusing on …

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Prince Agri Sponsors Dairy Nutrition Symposium

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The opening speaker at the Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop pre-conference symposium, sponsored by Prince Agri Products, was Dr. Robert Corbett, Dairy Health Consultation. His focus was on how nutritional and management practices can have a major impact on a dairy cow’s immune system during the transition period. I spoke with him after his presentation. He says that minimizing …

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Do You Know Prince Agri Products

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Prince Agri Products sponsored the Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop pre-conference symposium and I was invited in to cover it. To learn more about the company I spoke with Dave Calabotta (right), VP of Marketing and Business Development. Dave says that Prince Agri Products has been around for about 150 years and is part of Phibro Animal Health. Prince …

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Meet DairyUS – The REAL Seal of Approval

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The animated Dairy REAL Seal Character finally has a name. After a nationwide vote, the cartoon character who is helping to build awareness of the advantages of real dairy foods has been named DairyUS. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) made the announcement today during their annual meeting. The character was modeled after the iconic REAL Seal logo and will …

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